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Climate Change
A place to discuss issues around climate change and global warming.
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Alternate Theories
A place to discuss alternate theories such as paranormal phenomena, UFO sightings, cryptozoology, etc.
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FACTORS affecting life expectancy
What are the factors that affect life expectancy and how much does each contribute? Is the healthcare system a contributing factor, if so by how much? (by JLM)
Mar 4th, 2010 by Johnnny last post
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Murchison meteorite and the origin of life
Murchison meteorite and the origin of life Life came to our Earth embedded in the meteoritic rocks. It confirms the origin of life from the previous solar... (by eanassir)
Feb 22nd, 2010 by L Gilbert last post
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Climate Change Deniers Channelling the Tobacco Industry
I have posted material similar to this elsewhere, but I thought this a useful addition. The article claims that climate change deniers are using techniques similar to those used by the tobacco industry to obfuscate the climate issue. What the... (by Bar Sinister)
Feb 21st, 2010 by Bar Sinister last post
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Tobacco Plants And Solar Cells
Tobacco Plants And Solar Cells The tobacco plants will soon be growing in fields across North America. The scientists have found a new process to grow solar cells on the plants so fossil fuels will be on the extinct list like the dinosaurs ... (by Liberalman)
Feb 20th, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
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C14 Pole Shift, Noodle Soup, rockroll&freeze
Home C14, Pole Shift, Noodle Soup It is not a matter of interpretation. Unlike such things as encoded information within ancient Mayan or Egyptian or Hindu monuments, heiroglyphs, and stellae, the Carbon 14 ratio is not an interpreted bit of... (by darkbeaver)
Feb 17th, 2010 by SirJosephPorter last post
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American Marten Newfoundland population
Species Ive seen Martins south of Sudbury at Killarney Provincial Park, and out west of Sudbury by Lake Panache. And one lived next to my weather haven while i worked in the Yukon... Last week the newpaper picture sections featured a marten in the... (by Johnnny)
Feb 16th, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
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Isaac Newtons Electric Universe
"And now we might add something concerning a certain most subtle spirit which pervades and lies hid in all gross bodies; by the force and action of which spirit the particles of bodies attract one another at near distances, and cohere, if contiguous; and... (by darkbeaver)
Feb 16th, 2010 by Johnnny last post
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The Piping Plover in Eastern Canada
Species at Risk Public Registry (by Johnnny)
Feb 15th, 2010 by Tonington last post
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Climategate scientist: There's been no Global Warming since 1995
The scientist at the centre of a British university's climate change scandal has admitted that he has trouble keeping track on the raw data which is crucial to the theory of climate change. Professor Jones, of the University of East Anglia, told the... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 15th, 2010 by Cliffy last post
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3,000 year old shipwreck found off Devon coast
One of the world's oldest shipwrecks has been found of England's south western coast. The trading vessel was carrying an extremely valuable cargo of tin and hundreds of copper ingots from the Continent when it sank off the coast of Devon around the... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 15th, 2010 by darkbeaver last post
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Seawolf
:canada: I learned about these guys when i was working at alice arm off the BC coast line. Pretty awesome fish species, its a shame they are at risk. Seawolf (fish) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (by Johnnny)
Feb 15th, 2010 by countryboy last post
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The Power of Positive Thinking to Reverse Aging! POPULAR!
BBC News - Can the power of thought stop you ageing? (by Spade)
Feb 14th, 2010 by L Gilbert last post
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Oldest remains of English royalty unearthed
England has been a monarchy for a very long time - over 1000 years, in fact. At one time, what is now England was instead a collection of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, each with their own royal family. These kingdoms often went to war with each other and... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 13th, 2010 by Bar Sinister last post
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It’s a cycle, it’s a cycle, it’s a cycle!
3 Nov 09 - Listen (free) to this eye-opening interview with author Robert Felix, climatologist Dr. Timothy Ball and meteorologist Joe DAleo. Its a cycle, its a cycle, its a cycle! It is worthwhile listening to gives another... (by Sparrow)
Feb 12th, 2010 by Machjo last post
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Mixed Races Gaining Ground
Miscegenation, the practice of people of different "races" intermarrying is becoming more and more common world wide. In Canada, of course, this phenomenon is well known and brings possible benefits by widening the gene pool. Contrary to racist doctrine... (by Bar Sinister)
Feb 9th, 2010 by Tonington last post
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Denial of Environmental Disasters
When studying the history of environmental disasters over the last half century or so a pattern of denial and obfuscation emerges. This can be clearly seen in the following examples. In the late 1940s scientific studies indicated that DDT... (by Bar Sinister)
Feb 9th, 2010 by petros last post
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Vitamin D for breast cancer
Breast cancer virtually "eradicated" with higher levels of vitamin D by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor (NaturalNews) In a gathering of vitamin D researchers recently held in Toronto, Dr. Cedric Garland delivered a blockbuster... (by darkbeaver)
Feb 8th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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To Boldly Stay!
Now that the Obama administration has pulled the fuse from the American Candle pointed at our own Miss Luna, like, who's going to go? I remember the excitement when Armstrong muffed his line from Mare Tranquillitatis (or somewhere in Arizona). Jeepers,... (by Spade)
Feb 7th, 2010 by bobnoorduyn last post
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Climate Change Will be Expensive
According to a recent study the cost of a meltdown in the arctic could cost 2.4 trillion dollars. According to the study the arctic is currently warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world and its impact on the rest of the world could be... (by Bar Sinister)
Feb 2nd, 2010 by petros last post
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Are aliens out there? Heavens, I hope so! POPULAR!
Human beings (except Millwall fans and the inhabitants of Glasgow) are this planet's only highly intelligent species. But are there any other highly intelligent species elsewhere in the Universe? In 1950, the great Italian physicist Enrico Fermi,... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 31st, 2010 by Blackleaf last post
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Pub fans hail the world's first 3D broadcast of a sporting event
Today's English Premier League match between north London giants Arsenal and Manchester United was significant in two ways: it was a battle between two of this season's title contenders, and it was the first sporting event in the world to be shown in 3D.... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 29th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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Gates to Donate $10 billion for Vaccine Reaserch
Gates to Donate $10 Billion for Vaccine Research Friday, January 29, 2010 DAVOS, Switzerland The Bill and... (by darkbeaver)
Jan 28th, 2010 by petros last post
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Global warmists leaking hot air
Paging Dr. Suzuki! Al Gore, Barack Obama, Stephen Harper, Jim Prentice, Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe, Elizabeth May, Dalton McGuinty, Jean Charest, Gordon Campell, Greenpeace, the editorial boards of the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and... (by Avro)
Jan 27th, 2010 by MHz last post
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Solar Energy Demand
Sun is the best source of inexhaustible and clean energy. Conventionally, the world has been dependent on fossil fuels to fulfill its energy demands. With many advanced technologies getting introduced in the field of solar energy, investments in the... (by ZakBrooks)
Jan 23rd, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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Reality prevents progress in GW science
Arctic temperatures above 80N are the lowest in six years By: malterwitty Tags: SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE According to the Danish Meteorological Institute, Arctic temperatures are currently... (by darkbeaver)
Jan 19th, 2010 by Bar Sinister last post
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Aurochs to be Returned From Extinction
The giant cattle known as aurochs are to be re-bred using a technique known as back-breeding. Having discovered the genome of the extinct species scientists are confident they can recreate the giant beasts that were once found throughout Europe. ... (by Bar Sinister)
Jan 17th, 2010 by Ron in Regina last post
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What on Earth was that? Mystery space object whizzes past our planet
Scientists have been left puzzled after a mystery object today whizzed past our planet. It made its closest pass at 1.46pm British time today, passing just 76,000 miles away, just a third of the distance to the Moon. Italian scientists said it may... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 16th, 2010 by AnnaG last post
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Watching your B.C. neighbors
Underwater, that is. Visit the Neptune Canada underwater observatory. NEPTUNE Canada: Home "Videos from the sea-floor: underwater life, technology, exploration and research in the northeast Pacific Ocean near Canada's Vancouver Island. ... (by hermite)
Jan 14th, 2010 by JLM last post
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Multiple Sclerosis Breakthrough
Multiple Sclerosis Breakthrough Using ultrasound to examine the vessels leading in and out of the brain, Dr. Zamboni made... (by Liberalman)
Jan 7th, 2010 by Blackleaf last post
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Royal Society: Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of modern science
1660 was a momentous year in English history. That was the year in which, amid great rejoicing, the Monarchy was restored by the coming to the Throne of King Charles II after several years of England being a tyrannical republic as a consequence of the... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 7th, 2010 by wulfie68 last post
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Know about the trends in crude oil prices
The headlines of most of the crude oil news reports are totally taken up by the news stories related to the rise in crude oil pricings. Crude oil market has been showing its monopoly in the global economy for the past couple of years. Most of the global... (by SteveWiseman)
Jan 6th, 2010 by mt_pockets1000 last post
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Mass extinction
Another myth under scrutiny. Where Are The Corpses? Watts Up With That? (by Walter)
Jan 6th, 2010 by Mowich last post
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Can We Feed the World Without Damaging It?
I read a great article in the Grey Lady today, the last in a five part series of articles on genetically modified cropping systems. The article centers around two people that at a glance should be rivals, an organic farming instructor and a molecular... (by Tonington)
Jan 2nd, 2010 by Liberalman last post
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russia mulls mission to divert asteroid
News World Russia mulls mission to divert asteroid By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Last Updated: 31st December 2009, 4:28am MOSCOW -- Russia's space agency chief said yesterday a spacecraft may be dispatched to knock a large asteroid off... (by spaminator)
Dec 30th, 2009 by Mowich last post
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New drug for people who are healthy!
Here's a news item from www.naturalnews.com...applies to the U.S. but we'll likely see it on TV up here... (NaturalNews) Big Pharma has been trending this direction for a long time: marketing medicines to people who don't need them and who have... (by countryboy)
Dec 20th, 2009 by Spade last post
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Spanish Region to Ban Bullfighting?
The Spanish region of Catalonia is considering a bill to ban bull fighting. The bill cleared the first hurdle (first of many) when the lawmakers voted by 67 to 59 votes to elevate the bill for debate. Of course, the ban on bull fighting is still a... (by SirJosephPorter)
Dec 17th, 2009 by Goober last post
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For Ron: Are the CRU data “suspect”?
I read this just now and thought of your questions Ron. Hope you find this sort of thing useful. :smile: Are the CRU data suspect? An objective assessment. eric @ 15 December 2009 Kevin... (by Tonington)
Dec 15th, 2009 by Johnnny last post
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Minus 40C at Puntzi, what's the prospects of the demise of the M.P.B.?
Western Canada is deeply entrenched in a deep freeze. Can we finally hope for a respite from the Mountain Pine Beetle? Apparently they are vulnerable this early in the season. (by JLM)
Dec 13th, 2009 by countryboy last post
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Chemical fertilizer- Good, bad, necessary?
Many years ago I was told that it is absolutely impossible to grow all the food required using organic fertilizer, an analogy being similar to what friction does to perpetual motion, you lose a little bit every time you do the process. What's the... (by JLM)
Dec 10th, 2009 by spaminator last post
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That's what I call a calend-aaah!
If you like cute animals, then this 2010 calendar will be the one for you. These 13 photos (including the calendar's cover) were taken by Richard Austin and show British wildlife in all it's glory and cuteness. One of the animals is a zebra, but a... (by Blackleaf)
Dec 10th, 2009 by Goober last post
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No Oil Simulation
No Oil Simulation In Denmark there is a two week conference to deal with the so called fossil fuel crises where they will set up some type of cap and trade system to limit the pollution caused by this burning of the oil from vehicles to factories. ... (by Liberalman)
Dec 9th, 2009 by countryboy last post
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The meaning and scope of science
Just wondering what is the full impact of science on our lives. Is science the most important aspect? Does it trump other aspects such as logic or human tendencies? (by JLM)
Dec 7th, 2009 by china last post
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Question for Bill O'Reilly: Who's the Idiot Now?
Written by Cliff Kincaid Sunday, 06 December 2009 20:56 ... (by china)
Dec 2nd, 2009 by TenPenny last post
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Royal Society publishes 350 years of scientific discoveries online
In 1660, after 11 years of a republic, the monarchy was restored in England with the start of King Charles II's reign. Just as few months after the Restoration, the Royal Society was founded. It is the world's oldest scientific institution, and is a... (by Blackleaf)
Nov 29th, 2009 by SirJosephPorter last post
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NASA Experts Claim Evidence of Life on Mars
Evidence of life on Mars lurks beneath surface of meteorite, Nasa experts claim - Times Online (by Spade)